Monday, April 26, 2010
While I have done fairly well these past few days, my most difficult part of the journey so far has been controlling the calories I eat. I work on 5-8 fruits and veggies every day, but if I don't eat protein, I am starving and my blood sugar drops. Protein is so often combined with fat and that is where the majority of my calorie problems seem to fall. I am always getting too much fat. I eat lean meats ( a lot of wild game which is very lean and low fat) but there is the chicken and bacon and sausage, etc. I also LOVE cheese. While I am doing much better about avoiding it on a daily basis (I used to eat cheese every day!) I still want it all the time. When I do eat it, I am trying to eat more low fat varieties - mozzarella, parmesan, etc, but I still eat some cheddar every now and then - extra sharp white cheddar is my favorite! I eat it, but by not keeping it in the fridge every week, I am working it out of my diet better.
I eat out often and am doing pretty good on the portion sizes - I split the food on the plate even before I start eating, but I can't always take that other portion home with me so I might eat into it sometimes. I was really bad on vacation a week ago as I could not take anything home, so tended to eat what was in front of me.
I am making progress toward my goal. The end of this week is my Weigh and Measure day, so I'll have a better idea where I am. I'm nervous about it. Vacation threw a wrench in the plans as I did not get the exercise in I had hoped I would and of course ate too much - I knew I was doing it all the time I did it anyway.
I don't mean to come across negative, but today this seems like a lot of work!
I am looking at the big picture though - Fit by Fifty - not Fat and Frumpy! I will get there.